James Sheather

M, #14823, b. circa 1834, d. 6 August 1913
Mercy Albury and James Sheather
Photograph provided by Garry John Simmonds.
FatherStephen Sheather1 b. 5 Mar 1815, d. 1 Dec 1855
MotherHannah Tester1 b. c 1816, d. 30 Jun 1893
Relationships2nd cousin 5 times removed of Robert Mote
4th great-grandson of Thomas Sheather

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birthcirca 1834James Sheather was born circa 1834 at Ninfield, Sussex, England.
He was the son of Stephen Sheather and Hannah Tester.1
Marriage11 January 1853James was married to Mercy Mary Albury, daughter of John Albury and Ann Ralph, on Tuesday, 11 January 1853 at Maitland, NSW, Australia.
Marriage1886James Sheather was married to Rosannah Milkin in 1886 at Newtown, NSW, Australia.2,3
Death6 August 1913James Sheather died on Wednesday, 6 August 1913 at Tea Gardens, NSW, Australia.

Voyages

DateDetails
1 June 1839James Sheather was a passenger aboard The Barque Neptune which sailed from Gravesend, England, on Saturday, 1 June 1839 and arrived in Sydney, NSW on 27 September 1839. Morris, Ferris and Finnis were listed as the Masters and D Geddes, RN as the Surgeon Superintendant. There were 288 people aboard and although there was illness aboard the ship on arrival in Sydney, the ship was not quarantined.

Family with

Mercy Mary Albury b. 12 Aug 1834, d. 26 Oct 1884
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited4 Jan 2006

Citations

  1. [S26] Bruce W Fairhall, 3 Jan 1999.
  2. [S51] Various, Sheather List, Record: 31.
  3. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Newtown; Year: 1886; Number: 3040.
  4. [S51] Various, Sheather List, Record: 116.

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Charles Webster

M, #14824
Charles Webster

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
MarriageCharles was married to Florence Rule.

Family with

Florence Rule
Child
Last Edited15 Oct 1999

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Frances Sheather

F, #14825, b. 23 February 1840, d. 2 May 1907
FatherStephen Sheather1 b. 5 Mar 1815, d. 1 Dec 1855
MotherHannah Tester1 b. c 1816, d. 30 Jun 1893
Relationships2nd cousin 5 times removed of Robert Mote
4th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sheather

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth23 February 1840Frances Sheather was born on Sunday, 23 February 1840 at Elderslie, Parish of Black Creek, Bulwarra; Clifden; Hinton, Morpeth; Maitland; Hunter, NSW, Australia.2,3
She was the daughter of Stephen Sheather and Hannah Tester.1
Marriage10 February 1857Frances was married to Benstead Staples, son of William Staples and Mary Unknown, on Tuesday, 10 February 1857 at Maitland, NSW, Australia.4
Death2 May 1907Frances Sheather died on Thursday, 2 May 1907 at Jones Island, NSW, Australia, at age 67.5,6

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1857As of 10 February 1857, her married name was Staples.4

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Religionafter 23 February 1840Frances Sheather was Church of England.1
Partnercirca 1856She was a partner of Robert Crittenden circa 1856 at Maitland, NSW, Australia, based on the birth and death records for their son William.

Family with 1

Robert Crittenden
Child

Family with 2

Benstead Staples d. 12 Nov 1890
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited16 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. [S26] Bruce W Fairhall, 3 Jan 1999.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Denomination: Church of England Parish: Black Creek, Bulwarra; Clifden; Hinton; Morpeth; Maitland; Hunter Volume Reference: V18401573 24A Registration Year: 1840.
  3. [S15] Bruce William Fairhall, "Benjamin Fairhall Family Details," e-mail to Robert Mote, 29 Nov 1998.
  4. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of marriage Registration: Maitland, Registration Year: 1857, Registration Number: 1995.
  5. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of death Registration: Taree, Registration Year: 1907, Registration Number: 6751.
  6. [S51] Various, Sheather List, Record: 33.

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Jane Elizabeth Sheather

F, #14826, b. 2 June 1842, d. 26 June 1919
FatherStephen Sheather1 b. 5 Mar 1815, d. 1 Dec 1855
MotherHannah Tester1 b. c 1816, d. 30 Jun 1893
Relationships2nd cousin 5 times removed of Robert Mote
4th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sheather

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth2 June 1842Jane Elizabeth Sheather was born on Thursday, 2 June 1842 at Bolwarra, Parish of Black Creek, Bulwarra; Clifden; Hinton, Morpeth; Maitland; Hunter, NSW, Australia.2,3
She was the daughter of Stephen Sheather and Hannah Tester.1
Marriage21 June 1859Jane Elizabeth was married to Robert Staples on Tuesday, 21 June 1859 at Wesleyan Chapel, Jones Island, NSW, Australia; by the Rev. J Pemell.4
Death26 June 1919Jane Elizabeth Sheather died on Thursday, 26 June 1919 at Bankstown, NSW, Australia, at age 77.1,5

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1859As of 21 June 1859, her married name was Staples.4

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Religionafter 2 June 1842Jane Elizabeth Sheather was Church of England.1
Occupation21 June 1859She was a farmer on 21 June 1859 at Jones Island, NSW, Australia.6

Family with

Robert Staples
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited15 Oct 1999

Citations

  1. [S26] Bruce W Fairhall, 3 Jan 1999.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Denomination: Church of England Parish: Black Creek, Bulwarra; Clifden; Hinton; Morpeth; Maitland; Hunter Volume Reference: V18421753 26A Registration Year: 1842.
  3. [S15] Bruce William Fairhall, "Benjamin Fairhall Family Details," e-mail to Robert Mote, 29 Nov 1998.
  4. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Marriage Registration: Wingham, Registration Year: 1859, Registration Number: 3184.
  5. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Birth Registration: Canterbury, Registration Year: 1919, Registration Number: 7331.
  6. [S51] Various, Sheather List, record # 14.

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Richard Sheather

M, #14827, b. 9 August 1844, d. 28 January 1902
Richard Sheather
Photograph from Thelma Sheather's collection
FatherStephen Sheather1 b. 5 Mar 1815, d. 1 Dec 1855
MotherHannah Tester1 b. c 1816, d. 30 Jun 1893
Relationships2nd cousin 5 times removed of Robert Mote
4th great-grandson of Thomas Sheather

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth9 August 1844Richard Sheather was born on Friday, 9 August 1844 at Bolwarra, Parish of Black Creek, Bulwarra; Clifden; Hinton, Morpeth; Maitland; Hunter, NSW, Australia; Source # 51 has a birth date of 9 June 1844.2,3
He was the son of Stephen Sheather and Hannah Tester.1
Marriage6 April 1864Richard was married to Rachel Ann Albury, daughter of John Albury and Mary Ann Masters, on Wednesday, 6 April 1864 at Wesleyan Chapel, Jones Island, NSW, Australia, by the Rev. George Martin.4
Death28 January 1902Richard Sheather died on Tuesday, 28 January 1902 at Riley's Hill, Coraki, NSW, Australia, at age 57.5,4
BurialJanuary 1902He was buried in January 1902 at the Cemetery, Woodburn, NSW, Australia. The headstone reads:

In Loving Rememberence of
My Dear Husband
Richard Sheather
died Jan 28th 1902
age 57 years
"Father is gone but not forgotten,
Nor is the good advice he gave
Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger
Around our darling fathers grave
Deeply Mourned.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
Richard Sheather had an obituary appear as follows: In Memorium

SHEATHER. - In loving memory of my dear father, Richard Sheather, who departed this life at Riley's Hill on 28th January, 1902; aged 57 years.

Sleep on, dear father, thy task is o'er,
Thy loving hands shall toil no more.
Not gone from memory, not gone from love,
But gone to a brighter home above.

(Inserted by his sorrowing daughter Emily.)

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
OccupationRichard Sheather was a farmer.4

Family with

Rachel Ann Albury b. 1847, d. 27 May 1924
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited2 May 2008

Citations

  1. [S26] Bruce W Fairhall, 3 Jan 1999.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Denomination: Church of England Parish: Black Creek, Bulwarra; Clifden; Hinton; Morpeth; Maitland; Hunter Volume Reference: V18442640 28 Registration Year: 1844.
  3. [S15] Bruce William Fairhall, "Benjamin Fairhall Family Details," e-mail to Robert Mote, 29 Nov 1998.
  4. [S51] Various, Sheather List, Record: 34.
  5. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Death Registration: Casino; Year: 1902; Number: 1081.

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Emma Matilda Sheather

F, #14828, b. 2 November 1846, d. 12 June 1938
FatherStephen Sheather1 b. 5 Mar 1815, d. 1 Dec 1855
MotherHannah Tester1 b. c 1816, d. 30 Jun 1893
Relationships2nd cousin 5 times removed of Robert Mote
4th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sheather

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth2 November 1846Emma Matilda Sheather was born on Monday, 2 November 1846 at Raymond Terrace, NSW, Australia.2
She was the daughter of Stephen Sheather and Hannah Tester.1
Birth21 November 1846Emma Matilda Sheather was born on Saturday, 21 November 1846 at Middlehope, NSW, Australia.3
Marriage6 October 1863 or 16 October 1863Humphrey John Shoesmith was married to Emma Matilda Sheather, son of William Shoesmith and Harriett Drury, on 6 October 1863 or 16 October 1863 at Wesleyan Chapel, Jones Island, NSW, Australia, by Rev. George Martin.4,5
Death12 June 1938Emma Matilda Sheather died on Sunday, 12 June 1938 at St Claires Home, Toowong, QLD, Australia, at age 91.5

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1863As of 6 October 1863, her married name was Shoesmith.4

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
The Wingham Chronicle, Australia28 June 1938Emma Matilda Sheather had an obituary appear in The Wingham Chronicle, Australia, on Tuesday, 28 June 1938 as follows:
Mrs E Shoesmith
The death occurred in Brisbane on June 12 of Mrs Emma Shoesmith, at the age of 91 years. Deceased was a native of the Hunter River district, having been born on November 21 1846, being a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Sheather. She was married to Mr Humphrey Shoesmith 69 years ago. He died seven years ago. They lived at various places on the Manning River, and for the few years prior to 1935 she lived in Cornwall Street, Taree. Then she went to live with a son at Grafton, and afterwards took up residence in Brisbane, where she remained till the end came. She is survived by two daughters and three sons: Mrs Alice Walters, West Australia; Mrs Rose Sturge, Sydney; Mr Alfred Shoesmith, Grafton; and Messrs John and Humphrey, Sydney. One daughter (Mrs Harriett Tisdell) is dead, as also are Messrs William and James Tisdell (sic) Taree.5

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Religionafter 21 November 1846Emma Matilda Sheather was Church of England.1

Family with

Humphrey John Shoesmith b. c 1842, d. 1930
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited17 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. [S26] Bruce W Fairhall, 3 Jan 1999.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Denomination: Church of England Parish: Alnwick; Butterwick; Clarence Town; Middlehope; Raymond Terrace; Seaham Volume Reference: V18463078 32A Registration Year: 1846.
  3. [S15] Bruce William Fairhall, "Benjamin Fairhall Family Details," e-mail to Robert Mote, 29 Nov 1998.
  4. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Marriage Registration: Manning River, Registration Year: 1863, Registration Number: 2098.
  5. [S51] Various, Sheather List, Record: 35.

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John Sheather

M, #14829, b. 23 March 1849, d. 30 March 1927
FatherStephen Sheather1 b. 5 Mar 1815, d. 1 Dec 1855
MotherHannah Tester1 b. c 1816, d. 30 Jun 1893
Relationships2nd cousin 5 times removed of Robert Mote
4th great-grandson of Thomas Sheather

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth23 March 1849John Sheather was born on Friday, 23 March 1849 at Hunter River, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.2
He was the son of Stephen Sheather and Hannah Tester.1
Marriage5 October 1869John Sheather was married to Ruth Betts on Tuesday, 5 October 1869 at Wesleyan Chapel, Jones Island, NSW, Australia, by the Rev. John Bowes.3,4
Death30 March 1927John Sheather died on Wednesday, 30 March 1927 at Taree, NSW, Australia, at age 78; 78 years at Port Macquarie.5
BurialApril 1927He was buried in April 1927 at the Cemetery, Coopernook, NSW, Australia.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
The Manning River Times, NSW, Australia26 April 1941John Sheather had an obituary appear in The Manning River Times, NSW, Australia, on Saturday, 26 April 1941 as follows:
Mr Alex J Sheather
In a recent issue we reported the serious illness of Mr Alex J Sheather of Dubbo. His sister (Mrs O H Whatson, of Taree) and brother (Mr W Sheather of Coopernook) returned home on Easter Monday, after visiting the patient. Word was received last Monday that Mr Sheather had passed away. The late Mr Sheather, who was 56 years of age, was born at Coopernook - his parents being the late Mr and Mrs John Sheather. Deceased, when quite a boy, just after he left school, entered the employment of the Postal Department at Coopernook office, then under charge of the late Miss Martin. After employment in several other offices he was appointed to Dubbo, in which office he had been for some years. He was married in Dubbo and is survived by his widow and three sons. Brothers and sisters surviving are: Messrs. William Sheather (Coopernook), Albert John Sheather (Balmain), Thomas Harold Sheather (Gladesville), Charles Edgar Sheather (Mitchell's Island), Mrs O H Whatson and Mrs P Pullen (Taree). Two sisters (Mrs Lindeman, Port Macquarie and Mrs Baskerville, Five Dock) predeceased their brother.4

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Religionafter 23 March 1849John Sheather was Wesleyan Methodist.1
NoteHe He may have died at Coopernook, NSW.6

Family with

Ruth Betts b. c 1851, d. 25 Nov 1918
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited13 Sep 2008

Citations

  1. [S26] Bruce W Fairhall, 3 Jan 1999.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Denomination: Wesleyan Methodist Parish: Hunter River District, Newcastle Volume Reference: V18491616 55 Registration Year: 1849.
  3. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Manning River; Year: 1869; Number: 2569.
  4. [S51] Various, Sheather List, Record: 36.
  5. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Death Registration: Taree, Registration Year: 1927, Registration Number: 4612.
  6. [S15] Bruce William Fairhall, "Benjamin Fairhall Family Details," e-mail to Robert Mote, 29 Nov 1998.

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Henry Sheather

M, #14830, b. 6 February 1851, d. 6 July 1912
Henry Sheather.
Photograph provided by Judy Richards.
FatherStephen Sheather1 b. 5 Mar 1815, d. 1 Dec 1855
MotherHannah Tester1 b. c 1816, d. 30 Jun 1893
Relationships2nd cousin 5 times removed of Robert Mote
4th great-grandson of Thomas Sheather

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth6 February 1851Henry Sheather was born on Thursday, 6 February 1851 at Maitland, NSW, Australia.2
He was the son of Stephen Sheather and Hannah Tester.1
Marriage17 February 1875Henry Sheather was married to Catherine Ross, daughter of Alexander McKenzie and Anne McLean, on Wednesday, 17 February 1875 at Maclean, NSW, Australia.3
Death6 July 1912Henry Sheather died on Saturday, 6 July 1912 at Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia, at age 61.4,5

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Religionafter 6 February 1851Henry Sheather was a Wesleyan Methodist.1
Occupation1875He was a farmer in 1875.6

Family with

Catherine McKenzie b. 15 May 1842, d. 1892
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited21 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. [S26] Bruce W Fairhall, 3 Jan 1999.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Denomination: Wesleyan Methodist Parish: Maitland; West Maitland Volume Reference: V1851139 56 Registration Year: 1851.
  3. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Marriage Registration: Maclean, Registration Year: 1875, Registration Number: 2688.
  4. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Death Registration: Bellingen, Registration Year: 1912, Registration Number: 9535.
  5. [S51] Various, Sheather List, Record: 37.
  6. [S785] Judy Richards, "Henry Thomas Sheather," e-mail to Robert Mote, March 2008; January 2012.

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Benjamin Sheather

M, #14831, b. 3 February 1853, d. 6 September 1925
FatherStephen Sheather1 b. 5 Mar 1815, d. 1 Dec 1855
MotherHannah Tester1 b. c 1816, d. 30 Jun 1893
Relationships2nd cousin 5 times removed of Robert Mote
4th great-grandson of Thomas Sheather

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth3 February 1853Benjamin Sheather was born on Thursday, 3 February 1853 at Hunter River, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.2
He was the son of Stephen Sheather and Hannah Tester.1
Marriage1877Benjamin Sheather was married to Eliza Charlotte Minett, daughter of George Minett and Rhoda Keyes, in 1877 at Wesleyan Chapel, Jones Island, NSW, Australia, by the Reverand W Orton.3,4
Death6 September 1925Benjamin Sheather died on Sunday, 6 September 1925 at Taree, NSW, Australia, at age 72.5
BurialSeptember 1925He was buried in September 1925 at Dawson River Cemetery, NSW, Australia.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
NicknameBenjamin Sheather was often called Ben.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
The Land, Sydney, NSW, Australia11 September 1925Benjamin Sheather was mentioned in an article in The Land, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on Friday, 11 September 1925 as follows:

MR. B. SHEATHER.

Mr. Benjamin Sheather, a Lansdowne pioneer, died, after a long illness, aged 72 years. He is survived by a widow, 10 children, and 37 grandchildren.6

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Religionafter 3 February 1853Benjamin Sheather was Wesleyan Methodist.1

Family with

Eliza Charlotte Minett b. 30 Jul 1858, d. 17 May 1945
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited11 May 2014

Citations

  1. [S26] Bruce W Fairhall, 3 Jan 1999.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Denomination: Wesleyan Methodist Parish: Hunter River District, Newcastle Volume Reference: V18531410 56 Registration Year: 1853.
  3. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Marriage Registration: Manning River, Registration Year: 1877, Registration Number: 3470.
  4. [S51] Various, Sheather List, Record: 38.
  5. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Death Registration: Taree, Registration Year: 1925, Registration Number: 14653.
  6. [S999] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au

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Harriet Sheather

F, #14832, b. 19 November 1854, d. 22 November 1932
FatherStephen Sheather1 b. 5 Mar 1815, d. 1 Dec 1855
MotherHannah Tester1 b. c 1816, d. 30 Jun 1893
Relationships2nd cousin 5 times removed of Robert Mote
4th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sheather

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth19 November 1854Harriet Sheather was born on Sunday, 19 November 1854 at Hunter River, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.2
She was the daughter of Stephen Sheather and Hannah Tester.1
Marriage29 February 1872Harriet was married to Alexander Andrew Allan, son of George Allan and Helen Unknown, on Thursday, 29 February 1872 at Maitland, NSW, Australia.3,4
Death22 November 1932Harriet Sheather died on Tuesday, 22 November 1932 at Taree, NSW, Australia, at age 78.5,6

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1872As of 29 February 1872, her married name was Allan.3,4
Name Variation1932As of 1932, Harriet Sheather was also known as Harriett as shown in her death entry in the NSW BDM Index.

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Religionafter 19 November 1854Harriet Sheather was Wesleyan Methodist.1

Family with

Alexander Andrew Allan b. 1848, d. 1921
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited30 Dec 2001

Citations

  1. [S26] Bruce W Fairhall, 3 Jan 1999.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Denomination: Wesleyan Methodist Parish: Hunter River District, Newcastle Volume Reference: V18542206 56 Registration Year: 1854.
  3. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Marriage Registration: Maitland, Registration Year: 1872, Registration Number: 2514.
  4. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Marriage Registration: Manning River, Registration Year: 1872, Registration Number: 2594.
  5. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Death Registration: Taree, Registration Year: 1932, Registration Number: 20943.
  6. [S51] Various, Sheather List, record # 14.

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Mercy Mary Albury

F, #14833, b. 12 August 1834, d. 26 October 1884
Mercy Albury and James Sheather
Photograph provided by Garry John Simmonds (originally from Brian Burnett)
FatherJohn Albury b. 11 Nov 1794, d. 18 Jun 1869
MotherAnn Ralph b. 17 Jul 1794, d. 27 Oct 1860

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth12 August 1834Mercy Mary Albury was born on Tuesday, 12 August 1834 at Maidstone, Kent, England.1,2
She was the daughter of John Albury and Ann Ralph.
Marriage11 January 1853Mercy Mary was married to James Sheather, son of Stephen Sheather and Hannah Tester, on Tuesday, 11 January 1853 at Maitland, NSW, Australia.
Death26 October 1884Mercy Mary Sheather died on Sunday, 26 October 1884 at Liverpool, NSW, Australia, at age 50.2
Burial28 October 1884She was buried on 28 October 1884 at Liverpool, NSW.2

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1853As of 11 January 1853, her married name was Sheather.3
Name VariationMercy Mary Albury was also known as Mercy Matilda as listed in the death certificate for her son Charles Henry.

Voyages

DateDetails
22 April 1838Mercy Mary Albury was a passenger aboard The Barque Woodbridge which sailed from Deptford, England, on Sunday, 22 April 1838 and arrived in Sydney, NSW on 15 September 1838 under Captain Dobson. The Surgeon Superintendant was Alexander Stewart and the following is his report on the voyage:

APRIL 1838
On the 22nd April 1838, I was appointed by Lord Glenelg (Secretary of State for the Colonies), as Surgeon Superintendent of the Emigrant ship "Woodbridge" bound for Sydney. Being completed with water and provisions the ship was dropped down from Deptford to Gravesend the 22nd of same (April), then the following day, 76 persons were embarked and 61 more on the 24th completing the number to be taken on board in the river (Thames). They were chiefly farm labourers from the counties of Sussex and Kent and generally healthy, but a few of the children had a pustular eruption on the face, said by the parents to have taken place after vaccination. In the afternoon of the 25th we got under weigh and again anchored in the sea reach, the winds becoming unfavourable and blowing strong. 26th 4.00pm got up anchor and made sail in the evening, the wind and the tide being against us, the ship was brought up at Mole. At noon on the 27th again weighed anchor, made all sails and having a fair breeze the ship came to anchor off Cowes, Isle of Wight at 11am on the 28th April. On the 2nd May embarked 130 emigrants from Wiltshire, the greater number of these were also farm servants and married with families. The day after the last came aboard I found out that some of the children were suffering from whooping cough, but with one exception, of a mild character. No means could be adopted for the separation from the healthy and I am happy to say no serious consequences followed. Only a few cases subsequently occurred and these were very mild requiring some medical treatment. On the 7th May at 7.00am weighed and made all sail running through The Needles with a modest breeze and fine weather.
MAY 1838
During the month of May the weather was fine with moderate breezes. The thermometer averaged at noon, 63 degrees, maximum 83 degrees, in latitude 7 degrees north, minimum 50 degrees off Cowes, nine days of which rain fell, chiefly near the equator and in heavy showers of short duration. Winds were 7 days NE, 1 day NEbE, 1 day NNE, 1 day NW, 1 day NNW, 3 days SW, 1 day SSE, 1 day SEbE, 3 days E, 1 day EbS, 7 days ENE, 1 day EbN, 3 days variable with calms. 48 cases were put on the sick list principally obstipatic and dysenteric. Many of the females suffered much from sea sickness, of whom 30 were cured and two children died, one of inanition and the other from dysentery.
JUNE 1838
June for the most part, fine with moderate and variable winds. Thermometer averaged 77 degrees, maximum 85 degrees in a latitude 4 north, minimum 66 degrees in latitude 28 degrees south. 17 days of which rain fell in heavy transient showers with occasional thunder and lightning. Winds 1 day NE, 9 days SE, 3 days SSE, 1 day SEbE and 13 days variable with calms. Added to the sick list 55, cured 54, two children died of dysentery,the same diseases prevailed as the last month.
JULY 1838 July, on the 21st of this month, finding the bowel affections continuing on unabated and also with symptoms of scurvy making their appearance, I judged it necessary for the benefit of the health of the emigrants to put into some port to enable me to procure fresh provisions. Accordingly I wrote to the Master of the ship requesting him to take her to the nearest convenient harbour for that purpose. On the same day we arrived at Simmons Bay, Cape of Good Hope, where I purchased 2501 pounds of beef and mutton and half that quantity of mixed vegetables, having also taken on board 8 tons of water. No fruit was available. We proceeded on our passage on the 26th. The weather this month was more unsettled, the winds being stronger and a good deal of thick foggy atmosphere. The 29th and the 30th days were particularly thick and muggy with torrents of rain and much thunder and lightning, which so injured our remaining fresh beef that a survey was held upon it and 887 pounds were thrown overboard, being unfit for use. The thermometer averaged 60 2/3 degrees, maximum 66 degrees at 29 degrees south latitude, minimum 56 degrees in the latitude 34 degrees south. Nine days of rain fell with the exception of the two days stated above in moderate passing showers. 34 were added to the sick list, 32 cured and 4 died, 3 children of dysentery and 1 of aptha of the mouth and fauces.
AUGUST 1838
August,the weather was very unsettled and the decks were wet, but no injurious effects to the health of the people. The sick list, remarkably diminished since the issue of fresh provisions. Thermometer averaged 53 degrees, maximum 64 degrees in latitude 39 south, minumum 49 degrees in latitude 38 south. 19 days of rain fell in transient but heavy showers with occasional hail. The winds chiefly westerly, suddenly shifting around to the north and south, blowing strong with occasional gales and thick weather. The winds were 2 days N, 2 days NNE, 1 day NE, 4 days NW, 2 days NNW, 2 days NWbW, 8 days WNW, 2 days WSW, 3 days WbS, 2 days SSW, 1 day SW and 1 day variable and calm. 16 were added to the sick list, 19 cured and a married female died from the debilitating effects of sea sickness.
SEPTEMBER 1838
September, on the 15th, the Woodbridge anchored in Sydney Cove and the morning of the 18th, the emigrants were disembarked. With the exception of one child, all were healthy. The weather this month was generally fine, with light and moderate breezes, no rain. The Thermometer averages 50 1/2 degrees, maximum 67 degrees in Sydney Cove, minimum 48 degrees in latitude 40 south. 2 added to sick list, 29 discharged, one of whom was a married woman died of dysentery.

Family with

James Sheather b. c 1834, d. 6 Aug 1913
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited16 Nov 2008

Citations

  1. [S15] Bruce William Fairhall, "Benjamin Fairhall Family Details," e-mail to Robert Mote, 29 Nov 1998.
  2. [S51] Various, Sheather List, Record: 31.
  3. [S26] Bruce W Fairhall, 3 Jan 1999.
  4. [S51] Various, Sheather List, Record: 116.

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Benjamin Fairhall

M, #14834, b. 14 December 1829, d. 30 August 1892
FatherWilliam Fairhall1 b. 10 Apr 1791, d. 9 Dec 1873
MotherAnne Huntley1 b. 1798, d. 6 Feb 1860

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth14 December 1829Benjamin Fairhall was born on Monday, 14 December 1829 at Guestling, Sussex, England.2
He was the son of William Fairhall and Anne Huntley.1
Baptism9 January 1830Benjamin Fairhall was baptized on Saturday, 9 January 1830 at Guestling, Sussex.2
Marriage3 January 1854Benjamin was married to Mary Ann Sheather, daughter of Stephen Sheather and Hannah Tester, on Tuesday, 3 January 1854 at St James Anglican Church, Morpeth, NSW, Australia; BD&M Registration No. 751 Vol. 41. Note that her given name is spelled as 'Maryanne' on the Marriage Certificate. They were married by Banns with the consent of friends.2
Death30 August 1892Benjamin Fairhall died on Tuesday, 30 August 1892 at Morpeth, NSW, Australia, at age 62; Death certificate showed cerebral haemorrhage as the cause of death. Benjamin was buried in the Church of England section at Morpeth cemetery.2
Burial31 August 1892He was buried on 31 August 1892 at Anglican Cemetery, Morpeth, NSW, Australia.2

Voyages

DateDetails
24 June 1838Benjamin Fairhall was a passenger aboard The Ship Maitland which sailed from Gravesend, England, on Sunday, 24 June 1838 and arrived in Sydney, NSW on 24 June 1838.

Family with

Mary Ann Sheather b. c 1836, d. 24 Aug 1913
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited14 Dec 2000

Citations

  1. [S15] Bruce William Fairhall, "Benjamin Fairhall Family Details," e-mail to Robert Mote, 29 Nov 1998.
  2. [S26] Bruce W Fairhall, 3 Jan 1999.

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Benstead Staples1

M, #14835, d. 12 November 1890
FatherWilliam Staples
MotherMary Unknown

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Benstead Staples was the son of William Staples and Mary Unknown.
Marriage10 February 1857Benstead was married to Frances Sheather, daughter of Stephen Sheather and Hannah Tester, on Tuesday, 10 February 1857 at Maitland, NSW, Australia.2
Death12 November 1890Benstead Staples died on Wednesday, 12 November 1890 at Taree, NSW, Australia.3

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Name Variation1857As of 10 February 1857, Benstead Staples was also known as Benston Staples as shown in his marriage entry in the NSW BDM Index.
Name Variation1860As of 1860, Benstead Staples was also known as Bernsteed Staples as shown on the birth entry in the NSW BDM Index for his son William.
Name Variation1862As of 1862, Benstead Staples was also known as Bensted Staples as shown on the birth entry in the NSW BDM Index for his daughter Emmeline.

Family with

Frances Sheather b. 23 Feb 1840, d. 2 May 1907
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited7 Sep 2003

Citations

  1. As shown on the birth entry in the NSW BDM Index for his daughter Mary A.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of marriage Registration: Maitland, Registration Year: 1857, Registration Number: 1995.
  3. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of death Registration: Taree; Year: 1890; Number: 12523.

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Robert Staples

M, #14836

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Marriage21 June 1859Robert was married to Jane Elizabeth Sheather, daughter of Stephen Sheather and Hannah Tester, on Tuesday, 21 June 1859 at Wesleyan Chapel, Jones Island, NSW, Australia; by the Rev. J Pemell.1

Family with

Jane Elizabeth Sheather b. 2 Jun 1842, d. 26 Jun 1919
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited15 Oct 1999

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Marriage Registration: Wingham, Registration Year: 1859, Registration Number: 3184.

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Rachel Ann Albury

F, #14837, b. 1847, d. 27 May 1924
Rachel Ann Sheather, née Albury
Photograph from Thelma Sheather's collection
FatherJohn Albury
MotherMary Ann Masters

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1847Rachel Ann Albury was born in 1847 at Mulgoa, NSW, Australia.
She was the daughter of John Albury and Mary Ann Masters.
Marriage6 April 1864Rachel Ann was married to Richard Sheather, son of Stephen Sheather and Hannah Tester, on Wednesday, 6 April 1864 at Wesleyan Chapel, Jones Island, NSW, Australia, by the Rev. George Martin.1
Marriage1912Rachel Ann was married to James Brown in 1912 at Sydney, NSW, Australia.2
Death27 May 1924Rachel Ann Albury died on Tuesday, 27 May 1924 at Sydney, NSW.
BurialMay 1924She was buried in May 1924 at Sydney, NSW. The headstone reads:

In Loving Memory of
Our Dear Mother
Rachael Ann Albury
died 27th May 1924
age 76 years
also
James Brown
husband of the above
died 20th Dec 1925 aged 69 years
Abide with me.3

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1864As of 6 April 1864, her married name was Sheather.4
Married Name1912As of 1912, her married name was Brown.2

Family with

Richard Sheather b. 9 Aug 1844, d. 28 Jan 1902
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited2 May 2008

Citations

  1. [S51] Various, Sheather List, Record: 34.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place Registered: Sydney; Year: 1912; Number: 266.
  3. [S571] Kerrie Sheather, "Thomas Dunn & Rose Bean Descendant," e-mail to Robert Mote, January 2006.
  4. [S26] Bruce W Fairhall, 3 Jan 1999.

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Humphrey John Shoesmith1

M, #14838, b. circa 1842, d. 1930
FatherWilliam Shoesmith b. 29 Apr 1807, d. 1891
MotherHarriett Drury b. 3 Nov 1811, d. 4 Feb 1869

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birthcirca 1842Humphrey John Shoesmith was born circa 1842.
He was the son of William Shoesmith and Harriett Drury.
Marriage6 October 1863 or 16 October 1863Humphrey John Shoesmith was married to Emma Matilda Sheather, daughter of Stephen Sheather and Hannah Tester, on 6 October 1863 or 16 October 1863 at Wesleyan Chapel, Jones Island, NSW, Australia, by Rev. George Martin.2,3
Death1930Humphrey John Shoesmith died in 1930 at Taree, NSW, Australia; Spelt as Humprey in the NSW BDM Index.4

Family with

Emma Matilda Sheather b. 2 Nov 1846, d. 12 Jun 1938
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited17 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. [S26] Bruce W Fairhall, 3 Jan 1999.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Marriage Registration: Manning River, Registration Year: 1863, Registration Number: 2098.
  3. [S51] Various, Sheather List, Record: 35.
  4. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Death Registration: Taree; Year of Registration: 1930; Registration No.: 5089.

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Ruth Betts

F, #14839, b. circa 1851, d. 25 November 1918

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birthcirca 1851Ruth Betts was born circa 1851.1
Marriage5 October 1869John Sheather was married to Ruth Betts, son of Stephen Sheather and Hannah Tester, on Tuesday, 5 October 1869 at Wesleyan Chapel, Jones Island, NSW, Australia, by the Rev. John Bowes.2,1
Death25 November 1918Ruth Sheather died on Monday, 25 November 1918 at Taree, NSW, Australia.1,3
BurialNovember 1918She was buried in November 1918 at Coopernook, NSW, Australia.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1869As of 5 October 1869, her married name was Sheather.4

Family with

John Sheather b. 23 Mar 1849, d. 30 Mar 1927
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited13 Sep 2008

Citations

  1. [S51] Various, Sheather List, Record: 36.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Manning River; Year: 1869; Number: 2569.
  3. [S776] Janelle Higgins, "The Lindman Family," e-mail to Robert Mote, September 2008.
  4. [S26] Bruce W Fairhall, 3 Jan 1999.

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Catherine McKenzie

F, #14840, b. 15 May 1842, d. 1892
Catherine Sheather, née McKenzie.
Photograph provided by Judy Richards.
FatherAlexander McKenzie
MotherAnne McLean

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth15 May 1842Catherine McKenzie was born on Sunday, 15 May 1842 at Wollongong, NSW, Australia.1
She was the daughter of Alexander McKenzie and Anne McLean.
Marriage1861Catherine was married to John Ross in 1861 at Wollongong, NSW.2
Marriage17 February 1875Catherine Ross was married to Henry Sheather, son of Stephen Sheather and Hannah Tester, on Wednesday, 17 February 1875 at Maclean, NSW, Australia.3
Death1892Catherine Sheather died in 1892 at Australia.1

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1861As of 1861, her married name was Ross.
Married Name1875As of 17 February 1875, her married name was Sheather.

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Num Child1874Catherine Ross and John Ross had six children.4
Occupation1875Catherine Ross was a Keeper of a Public House in 1875.

Family with

Henry Sheather b. 6 Feb 1851, d. 6 Jul 1912
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited21 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. [S322] Reg Philps, "R Philps' Ancestors," e-mail to Robert Mote, August 2002.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Wollongong; Year: 1861; Number: 3105.
  3. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Marriage Registration: Maclean, Registration Year: 1875, Registration Number: 2688.
  4. [S785] Judy Richards, "Henry Thomas Sheather," e-mail to Robert Mote, March 2008; January 2012.

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